As a starting quarterback at Notre Dame , Joe Theismann compiled a career record of 20-3-2 and set a plethora of Notre Dame passing records. In 1970 he passed for 2,429 yards and 16 touchdowns. His accolades were not enough to surmount Jim Plunkett, who was the runaway winner with 2,229 overall points, the sixth highest in Heisman history.
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